Sorrels, Udashen, & Anton

Bruce Anton

Bruce Anton

Dallas, Texas

Bruce Anton graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in 1979 where he was the Champion of the prestigious Russell Baker Moot Court Competition as well as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Following graduation, Mr. Anton worked as a briefing attorney for Dallas County District Courts.

In 1980, Mr. Anton went into private practice in Dallas, Texas. Over the next twenty- two years Mr. Anton successfully represented clients in a multitude of state and federal criminal trials. He was also admitted to practice in the Fifth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2002 Mr. Anton joined the prominent criminal defense firm of Sorrels, Udashen & Anton as partner. Mr. Anton has the experience and knowledge to handle Federal cases involving embezzlement, RICO violations, federal firearms offenses, drug conspiracies, counterfeiting, child pornography, identity theft, mortgage and bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, Medicare-Medicaid fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, computer crimes, etc.

At the state level, Mr. Anton handles a wide variety of cases such as assault, drug offenses, conspiracy, embezzlement, credit card abuse, identity theft, sexual assault, robbery, weapon offenses, burglary, injury to a child, kidnapping, child sex abuse, shaken baby cases, and murder, including death penalty litigation.

In addition to handling cases at the trial level, Mr. Anton regularly handles state and federal appeals and post-conviction proceedings. He is a board member of the Innocence Project of Texas. As a board member his responsibilities include investigating and reviewing shaken baby claims. Mr. Anton also and handles state and federal post-conviction investigations into prisoner's claims of actual innocence. He also assists clients, if eligible, in cleaning their criminal record through filing an expunction and/or a petition for nondisclosure.

Mr. Anton is Board Certified in Criminal Law. In addition, he is also been included in The Best Lawyers in America, was a Fellow in both the Dallas Bar and the Texas Bar Foundations and has been listed as a D Magazine Best Lawyer in 2011 and has been a Texas Monthly Magazine Super Lawyer since 2003.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • RICO Act
  • Sex Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Appellate Practice
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1986
  • Board Certified, Criminal Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Russell Baker Moot Court Champion (1977)
    • Honors: Participant, International Moot Court Competition (1978)
    • Honors: Regional Finalist, National Mock Trial Competition (1979)
    • Law Review: Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Associate Editor, 1978 - 1979
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
    • B.S. cum laude - 1975
    • Major: Economics


  • Lecturer, Immigration Consequences on Criminal Convictions and Racial Profiling
  • Lecturer, Preserving Record for Appeal
  • Lecturer, Final Argument

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1988 - 2002
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit, Member
  • Texas Mock Trial Committee, Chair, 1994 - 1996
  • Legal Director, Dallas Civil Liberties Union, 1995 - 2003
  • Northern District of Texas, CJA Representative, 1998 - 2000
  • Innocence Project of Texas, Board Member, 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Dallas County District Courts, Briefing Attorney, 1979 - 1980
  • Bruce Anton, Lawyer, 1979

Significant Cases

Sorrels, Udashen & Anton attorneys have won not guilty verdicts from juries on a wide variety of cases including complex Federal fraud indictments, homicide and controlled substances offenses.

Sorrels, Udashen & Anton attorneys have also obtained the exoneration and release from prison of over 20 wrongfully convicted persons.

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